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The Girnel

Boathouse(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name The Girnel

Classification Boathouse(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 349022

Site Number NH89NW 62

NGR NH 80145 95652

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Golspie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland


Field Visit (1996)

Eastern building of a complex of two barns/boathouses. Single storey building in a dilapidated state with three walls (N, E &W) remaining and roof collapsed. Rough stone and mortared walls exist to c. 1.5 m in height. Opening exists on S side where entrance would have been. Approx 7 m by 5 m in extent and joined to western building by retaining dry stone wall c 8 m long and 1 m high.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 1996

Field Visit (6 February 2013)

Possibly 3 buildings. The eastern building, the east wall is absent and the south sea wall is substantially eroded. Size 6 x 3.5 m approx and there is wooden roof support post visible on west wall. The middle building has a partial corrigated recently maintained roof at the northern end. The western building appears substantially intact and in use measures 5.5 x 9m.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 6th February 2013


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